Essential Care : An Ethics of Human Nature

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-15
  • Publisher: Baylor Univ Pr

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The issue of care serves as a critique of the agonizing situation of our civilization, but it also serves as an inspiring principle for a new paradigm of living together. In this volume, Boff dreams of a world that is still to come, a world where we no longer need electronic devices to overcome our solitude and fulfill the human essence of care and kindness. Essential Care envisions a globalized society in the great common home of the earth and of a world in which care has been recognized as a fundamental ethos of the human being and as an indispensable compassion for all beings of creation. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Leonardo Boff (Ph.D. and Th.D. University of Munich) is Emeritus Professor of Ethics, Religion, Philosophy and Ecology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Table of Contents

Note to readerp. viii
Foreword - Tamagochi and carep. ix
Carelessness: a sign of our timesp. 1
To care: the ethos of the human beingp. 14
The fable-myth about 'care'p. 21
An ingenious slave: Gaius Julius Hyginusp. 23
Explaining the fable-myth about carep. 27
Dimensions of carep. 42
The nature of carep. 56
Resonances of carep. 72
Concretizations of carep. 93
Pathologies of carep. 116
Exemplary figures of carep. 120
Conclusion: to care and the future of the dispossessed of the earthp. 142
Glossaryp. 145
Notes and further readingp. 152
Indexp. 176
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